When it comes to packaging and shipping items, measuring your boxes correctly is crucial. Getting the dimensions right ensures that the box fits the contents snugly, reducing the risk of damage during transportation. In this guide, we'll take you through the correct way to measure a box so that you can ensure your items arrive at their destination safely.
Step 1: Measure the Length
To measure the length of a box, place it on a flat surface with the longest side facing you. Use a tape measure to measure the distance from one end of the box to the other. Make sure that you measure the longest side, even if the other sides are long as well. Please also ensure that to get the most accurate measurement you take the INSIDE measurement.
Step 2: Measure the Width
Next, measure the width of the box. This is the distance from one side of the box to the other, perpendicular to the length. Make sure that you measure the widest part of the box, even if it's not perfectly rectangular in shape. Again, ensure that you always take the inside measurement to get an accurate number.
Step 3: Measure the Height
Finally, measure the height of the box. This is the distance from the bottom of the box to the top. Make sure that you measure the highest point of the box, even if it's not perfectly rectangular in shape. This is also an inside measurement. Please note that the height measurement does not include any flaps.
Why Accurate Measurements are Important:
It's important to measure your boxes accurately to ensure that they fit the contents snugly. If a box is too big, the contents can shift during transportation, leading to damage. If a box is too small, the contents can be crushed or damaged by the sides of the box. Additionally, accurate measurements can help you choose the right shipping method and ensure that you're not overpaying for shipping costs. When taking measurements of boxes that have any glue lines or inside overlap, you'll always want to make sure you measure to include the additional bulk of that inside flap.
By following these simple steps, you can ensure that you're measuring your boxes correctly and reducing the risk of damage during transportation. If you have any questions about measuring your boxes or need help choosing the right shipping method, don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to help you make sure your items arrive at their destination safely!